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Veteran Quarterbacks Poised For New Teams In 2021

COVID-19 and career-threatening injuries are just two of the reasons why we have seen so many different starting quarterbacks in the NFL this season. While the Cowboys entered the 2020 season confident in their starter, Dak Prescott, the team has used four different starting quarterbacks since Week 1. Similarly, the Denver Broncos have used three different quarterbacks, along with one man who hadn’t played the position since college.

SportsCastr News NFL’s Lawrence Owen analyzes potential landing spots for starting quarterbacks in 2021. Article courtesy of ClutchPoints NFL

Due to the revolving door of signal-callers we have seen across the league, SportsCastr News NFL’s Lawrence Owen decided to discuss some of the potential changes we could see for quarterback-needy teams in 2021. Starting with the Cowboys, Lawrence isn’t sure whether Dallas will give Dak the same offer they had given him this summer. Lawrence pointed towards another QB on the hot seat, Carson Wentz, as his reasoning.

In the summer of 2019, Carson Wentz signed a four-year, $128 million contract extension that will keep him with the Philadelphia Eagles until 2023. As of two days ago, Wentz is no longer the team’s starting quarterback. On his SportsCastr stream, Lawrence pointed to this contract as one reason why the Cowboys may be hesitant to give the injured Prescott a massive deal.

Sam Darnold and Matt Ryan were two names also mentioned on Lawrence’s SportsCastr stream. Because of the Jets likelihood to draft Trevor Lawrence with their first overall pick, Darnold will no longer have a place with the team that drafted him. Although Matt Ryan’s deal with the Falcons doesn’t expire this year, Lawrence thinks the QB might potentially be interested in a move to the Indianapolis Colts.

The 2020 draft is projected to have six quarterbacks drafted in the first round. Teams like the Jets, Jaguars, and Panthers seem likely to use their first selection on their QB of the future. It remains to be seen what the quarterback market will look like as we enter the 2021 offseason period.

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